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Tarpon Springs, Florida: Live Sponge Diving Boat Tour

Ride a boat, learn the history and lore of sponges, watch a guy in a 142-lb diving suit harvest a live sponge underwater, all in less than an hour.

St. Nicholas Sponge Diving Exhibition

693 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL
St. Nicholas Sponge Diving Exhibition. Along the docks. On the north side of Dodecanese Blvd across from the Mykonos restaurant. Look for the boat with the covered awning and orange trim.
Daily 10-4:30. Tours every 40 minutes. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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Live Sponge Diving.

Boat Tour with Live Sponge Diving

The St. Nicholas IV cruises the Anclote River through the historic sponge docks of Tarpon Springs. The tour includes a demonstration of sponge harvesting with a live diver wearing 172 pounds of traditional diving equipment. Fantastic photo ops!

[Kelly Brennan, 06/24/2018]

The attraction promises that the diver will harvest a live sponge on every tour.

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In the region:
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